Twelve South releases horizontal stand for Mac Pro
Twelve South has announced the release of the BookArc Pro, a chrome-plated desktop stand designed for Mac Pro. Designed in the shape of an arc, the stand allows the compact computer to fit in spaces with half the height available, making it suitable for fitting into gear racks and studio shelves. The BookArc is composed is heavy gauge steel, which has been machined into a curve shape and coated with a chrome finish. Priced at $60, the BookArc Pro is available online through Twelve South.
Field recording through Lightning devices, stand gives tablet users positioning options
Two new products are coming from IK Multimedia, as the company announced the iRig Mic Field and iKlip Xpand Stand. The iRig Mic Field offers high-quality stereo recording through Lightning-compatible devices for projects that need a separate audio recording, like live bands or films. The new iKlip Xpand Stand offers tablet users a way to mount their tablets, giving them the flexibility to use them in a freestanding manner without bulky hardware or permanently attached fixtures.
Satechi releases F1 Smart Monitor Stand for monitor or laptop, includes 4 USB ports
Satechi has released the F1 Smart Monitor Stand, available now for purchase. Featuring a slim design, the F1 Smart Monitor Stand includes four USB ports and two integrated audio ports to simplify a user's desk layout. The USB 2.0 ports allow for data transfer rates up to 470Mbps, and its integrated audio ports feature use for microphone and headphones. The stand can support up to 22 pounds, and can be adjusted to two different preset heights for optimal ergonomic positioning. Available for the introductory price of $30, the F1 Smart Monitor Stand can be purchased through Satechi and Amazon.
Security lock for iPad 2
StudioProper has released a new iPad stand designed for in-car use. The Wallee Headrest can be attached to any car seat and positioned either on the back of a headrest or in a central position between the front seats. Support is also offered for holding the device in both portrait and landscape orientations. The Wallee Headrest can be purchased through StudioProper's online store for $40 with free shipping around the world.
Three tablet stands, two Bluetooth keyboards
USRobotics, well known for its line of modems and other internet accessories, has started offering accessories for tablets, smartphones and e-readers and netbooks, including two that are specifically for iOS devices -- though most are aimed at general tablet-sized devices to make them compatible with the widest variety of devices. The company offers three models of stands and two Bluetooth keyboards, and plan for other accessories in the future.
Productivity station and protective case
A pivoting stand reminiscent of the current iMac design and a case that goes beyond Apple's Smart Cover for the iPad are two of the latest accessories available from two popular accessory makers. Thought Out Company's Stabile Pro is a more advanced version of their original iPad stand, while Griffin's IntelliCase features the company's own take on Apple's iPad 2 case while adding additional protection for the back of the device.
New designs take advantage of dual-cameras, flash
Two different companies have spotted the same need and created products to fill it: with the iPhone 4 capable of capturing high-quality photos and video, everyone wants to be in the picture, so owners need a way to have the iPhone stand on its own to capture the action. Joby, who make the Gorillapod line of tripods, and XShot, who make both extenders and tripods, have each put out a custom design for the iPhone 4, each a bit different.
New Security Case keeps iPad locked inside
RadTech and NewPCgadgets have both launched new protective cases for the iPad. Gelz is the new form-fitting silicone case from RadTech, which is designed to guard the iPad from scrapes and scratches while still providing full functionality. The outer casing is made to help enhance the users grip while transporting, and enables users to peel back the bottom portion in order to dock the device. Colors for the Gelz case include Frost White, Black, and Purple.
BackPack for iMac ships
Twelve South has launched BackPack, an adjustable shelf for iMacs and Cinema Displays. The shelf, made of heavy-gage steel, is sized to hold hard disks and other small accessories. It works using adjustable clips and rests on the iMac's stand using gravity to hold it in place to avoid scratching the stand's surface. More than one BackPack can be used on one machine by setting each to different heights on the stand.
Mobis Xtand for iPod touch
Mobis Technology has released the Just Mobile Xtand, a stand for the iPod touch first-generation or second-generation. The company uses solid aluminum construction, with a path milled through the back panel for cord pass-through when using the iPod with the USB cable connected. A knob adjustmend behind the device allows for adjustment of viewing angle and height, in addition to orientation of the device between horizontal and vertical.
Fins-Up announces the FIN
Fins-Up, today announced the availability of a new product, the FIN. Designed to blend in perfectly with todays existing line of MacBooks, the FIN is constructed of durable aircraft-grade aluminum and features a powder coat finish. The FIN is attached with a few screws that go into existing holes on the bottom of the MacBook. Then when attached places the MacBook at a more ergonomic angle reducing stress on ones hands and wrists. The FIN also doubles as a convenient handle, that provides users with a spot that can be gripped firmly, making carrying much easier and safer. The FIN provides another advantage, because it lifts the bottom of the MacBook off of surfaces air can then circulate underneath, assisting in the dissipation of processor-generated heat, and increasing product longevity in turn.
SLimKey V2 stand released
Macessity on Wednesday announced SlimKey V2, a new display stand with an integrated powered USB 2.0 Hub. Designed to match Apple's Cinema Display, the SlimKey sports an 'Apple centric' powder coated aluminum finish. Macessity says the stand can support up to 35 pounds, has an easily accessible 4-port side access USB 2.0 hub, and a recessed storage space suitable for Apple's new 'slim' keyboard. Shipping with a compact power adaptor and USB 2.0 cable included, the SlimKey V2 is priced at $65 and available to pre-order now.
SlimKey Stand ships
Macessity today began shipping the SlimKey Stand, a slick steel stand powder-coated in aluminum color to match new iMacs and Apple displays. The stand provides a place to tuck away the keyboard, and can provide better ergonomics by raising the monitor up an additional inch. The stand also serves a a cooling platform for Apple's various notebooks, measuring 9-inches deep to create a sturdy structure that supports any size Apple display or iMac. Macessity's SlimKey Stand is priced at $40.
Attache and Envoy stands
LapWorks today unveiled two new laptop stands, the Attaché and the Envoy, both of which feature integrated cooling and USB 2.0 hardware. The stands feature two securely integrated cooling fans, and a four-port USB 2.0 hub, and can be elevated to four different levels. The lowest setting provides an ergonomic setting for the keyboard, while the three higher settings raises the screen to be on par with a monitor found in a typical desktop setup. The Attaché and Envoy are both available directly from LapWorks, for $70 and $50, respectively.
Titan Clear iPhone case
GizMac Accessories has begun shipping its Titan Clear iPhone case with a holster. The case is designed protecting the cellular handset via a clear polycarbonate shell while still allowing the iPhone's appearance to show through. Each case ships with a thin film screen protector, while built-in retractable horizontal and vertical kickstands can adjust the angles of the iPhone for optimum hands-free viewing. GizMac's Titan Clear iPhone case with holster is priced at $35.
PRIE TouchStand iPod case
Tunewear today began shipping the PRIE TouchStand leather case for iPod touch. The soft black leather enclosure is designed for versatility as well as style, allowing users to open the flip cover for full access to the iPod touch's multi-touch display and home button. Closing the case provides protection for the iPod within, while a wide clip enables users to attach both iPod and case to a belt or or pocket. The Tunewear PRIE TouchStand is priced at $30.
Matias iRizer, MiniRizer
Premium accessory manufacturer Matias recently unveiled the iRizer, a flat-folding, adjustable laptop stand. The iRizer is constructed from acrylic plastic, and can hold a laptop at angles between 20- and 50-degrees. Matias advertises that the stand can be used without an external keyboard – usually the height and orientation of the laptop on a stand can prevent comfortable typing – as the iRizer puts the built-in keyboard at a more acceptable angle, allowing users to sit back in their chair, as recommended by most ergonomists. Matias is currently shipping the iRizer for $40.